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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
LA North and LA South: CIF City Section baseball playoffs pairings

By Tim Haddock

Chatsworth, the champion of the West Valley League, is the top seed in the CIF City Section Division 1 playoffs. Chatsworth won the City Section championship three years in a row, from 2007 to '09.

El Camino Real, the reigning City Section champion, is the No. 2 seed.

Kennedy of Granada Hills earned the No. 3 seed. Kennedy and San Fernando shared the Valley Mission League championship, but San Fernando was seeded sixth in the playoffs.

The playoffs begin Friday with wild-card games. The first round of the City Section playoffs begin Tuesday.

The championship game will be at Dodger Stadium on June 4.

Here is a look at the playoff pairings:


Wild-card games, Friday, 3 p.m.
No. 17 Los Angeles Roosevelt at No. 16 Westchester
No. 20 Los Angeles Marshall at No. 13 Granada Hills
No. 19 Garfield at No. 14 Verdugo Hills
No. 18 Sylmar at No. 15 Bell

First round, Tuesday, 3 p.m.
Roosevelt/Westchester winner at No. 1 Chatsworth
No. 9 Arleta at No. 8 Taft
No. 12 Birmingham at No. 5 San Pedro
Marshall/Granada Hills winner at No. 4 Wilmington Banning
Garfield/Verdugo Hills winner at No. 3 Granada Hills Kennedy
No. 11 Palisades at No. 6 San Fernando
No. 10 Cleveland at No. 7 Narbonne
Bell/Sylmar winner at No. 2 El Camino Real

Division I quarterfinals, May 26, 3 p.m. Division I semifinals, June 1, 3 and 6 p.m. at USC's Dedeaux Field. Finals, June 4 at Dodger Stadium (Division I at 2 p.m.)

Wild-card games, Friday, 3 p.m.
No. 17 Santee at No. 16 King-Drew
No. 20 Huntington Park at No. 13 Lincoln
No. 19 Canoga Park at No. 14 Dorsey
No. 18 Fremont at No. 15 Franklin

First round, Tuesday, 3 p.m.
King Drew/Santee winner at No. 1 Maywood
No. 9 North Hollywood at No. 8 Los Angeles University
No. 12 Los Angeles at No. 5 Gardena
Lincoln/Huntington Park winner at No. 4 Locke
Dorsey/Canoga Park winner at No. 3 Crenshaw
No. 11 Van Nuys at No.  6 Wilson
No. 10 South Gate at No. 7 West Adams
Franklin/Fremont winner at No.  2 Hollywood

Division II quarterfinals, May 26, 3 p.m. Division II semifinals, May 31, 3 and 6 p.m. at Birmingham. Finals, June 4 at Dodger Stadium (Division II at 11 a.m.)